Sokoto state government has confirmed that intending pilgrims from Isa local government area of Sokoto State, on their way to the state capital for take-off to this year’s pilgrimage, were rescued unscathed.
In a statement Signed by Muhammad Bello
Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the Governor made available to news men revealed that
According to the state Commissioner for Information, Isah Bajini Galadanchi, all of the intending pilgrims, their relatives who were accompanying them to Sokoto Hajj camp and the security men escorting them, were momentarily held up by suspected bandits operating on the corridor linking the eastern part of the state, arrived safely in Sokoto, the capital city.
Already the contingent have been received by Government officials and are being the processed for their onward journey to the Holy Land,” explained Galadanci.